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Sissinghurst Reviews

Sissinghurst by Tim Richardson, National Trust, Jason Ingram, Dan Pearson

Sissinghurst: The Dream Garden

Tim Richardson, National Trust, Jason Ingram, Dan Pearson

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1 review

Category: Gardening, Non-fiction
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 1 Sep 2020
ISBN: 9780711237346

In SISSINGHURST: A DREAM GARDEN Tim Richardson reveals the magic and the mystery of these world-famous and most evocative English gardens, famous for their horticulture, their creators and the realisation of personal dreams.

4 stars out of 5

"reading this sumptuously illustrated book will make you want to go there to experience its magic for yourself"

Writer and garden historian Tim Richardson is an erudite and insightful guide to Sissinghurst, drawing together the influences that helped shape the garden, giving a detailed overview of the planting, and charting its history and how it has changed over the years since Vita and Harold died. For a while, he says, the National Trust’s gardeners made it too tidy, but now it has regained its original air of ‘romantic, chaotic creativity’. In that spirit, the book ends with a rather curious stream-of-consciousness poem, composed by Richardson and inspired by the garden at dusk.